Bench with a ‘view’

Bench with a ‘view’

Waikiki resident Ron Chapman said he understood the chair had been moved from its original spot near the Raymond Place foreshore car park after a section of the concrete pathway cracked due to erosion.

‘Gone are the magnificent uninterrupted ocean views, to be replaced by views of a rubbish bin, a shower unit and one of those prohibitive signs that are all too frequent along the beachfront,’ Mr Chapman said.

‘To make matters worse the seat is also now located much closer to the roadway.

‘While resting on the seat we can now watch people showering and depositing their rubbish while listening to the cars speeding along on the road behind us. Come on Rockingham council, have some imagination and move the seat to a place where we can enjoy the views of our beautiful coastline.’

Mr Chapman said he was ‘shocked and dismayed’ to discover the seat’s new location while out walking.

‘As well as affording a welcome resting place for pathway walkers and sunset viewers, the original location of the seat provided a wonderful panoramic view of Warnbro Sound in all its splendour,’ he lamented.

A City of Rockingham spokeswoman said the seat became unsafe and had to be moved to a temporary location where it did not impede pedestrians or cyclists.